In Alabama, age of consent is 16. This is the minimum age that a person is considered legally old enough to consent to sexual activity. Obviously, the 13 year old girl is not old enough to consent to sex. It is not clear here whether the male committed statutory rape. It is a strong probability that he did, and this is a sex offense that will follow him as a registered sex offender for the rest of his life. It appears that is a likely possibility if he was at least two years older than the victim. Yes, the 13 year old is a victim under the law. Alabama has a "close in age" exemption if both are below the age of consent. The question here appears to be close, and therefore, the male should retain counsel and speak of this situation to no one other than his own attorney. The consequences are extremely serious.
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